Terms For Adoption
Summary of Sermon Spoken on 15th October 2009 by Pastor Donald Parnell, Dayton, Ohio. U.S.A.
Yes, the Lord is gracious and has provided us a house to live in and understand ourselves. We committed the earthly body of Opal Parnell to the earth from whence it came yesterday. I thank God for the time that he gave me to speak with all of her relations. The Lord gave them many things concerning the resurrection. She is completely healed now. Yes, they are singing the victory on both sides of the veil now. It's "Victory Day".
We had a wonderful Funeral Service yesterday for Sister Opal Parnell. We committed the body back to the earth. It was in Edmonton, Kentucky. We showed how there was an empty tomb in Edmonton, Kentucky, and it was laying in the casket. Opal Parnell had risen and she was not there anymore. We were the angels declaring her victory ... her victory over death, hell and the grave. 'Why seek ye the living in that empty tomb?' She is not there anymore, she has risen.
We showed at the grave site how God keeps His Word. God never changes His mind about His Word. The dust was being lowered back into the earth and the risen one, the Theophany, was raised above the tomb. We were as the angels of God declaring her victory over death. The stony flesh had been rolled away and there was an empty tomb in Edmonton that day. We showed how she only took one thing with her and that was her character.
We speak with a new tongue, we are a new generation in a new age; they don't understand our language of the heavenly Spirit. This message, and the message tomorrow are both on Adoption. The Lord really gave us a great understanding on this term. Adoption is for the flesh-man. The flesh-man unit is adopted into the family of God while it is here. There is an end to the one that is adopted. The flesh-man is only for a season. When you are Born Again ... that is the Work of God upon the flesh-man, making him a brand new unit. [The Theophany can not be new, only something that had a beginning can be new.] The flesh is Born Again according to Acts 2 and Joel 2. Ezekiel said we receive a new heart of flesh ... we become a new person in the flesh. We are adopted. However, perfection is based on the season. No flesh is perfect, it is obedient.
'Terms for Adoption'
HOSEA 2:21 to 22:
2:23: And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.
JOHN 1:11 to 12:
I was in the Cloud and had the attribute of Sonship, a Son of God in me. I was sown into the earth and then received my new birth at the appointed time. I then "BECAME" a son. Sonship is adoption. The flesh became a Son. The Theophany always had that attribute. Jesus was not always a son: He became a Son in the earth and left the Sonship when He laid down His body and went back to the Father. Now you can place both sides of the Scripture!!! When the flesh body dies, the sonship for me is over. [Adoption / sonship is over when the Theophany is finished with it.]
1:13 to 14: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.YOU WERE NOT A SON UNTIL YOU WERE BORN OF GOD!!!! You only carried an attribute of son ... just as you carried an attribute of father or mother before you ever were either one. [Creation was used to express the attributes.]
1:14: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.Now you can see that St. John 1:14 is YOUR SCRIPTURE!!! WE IN THE CLOUD ... WORD BECAME FLESH. WE WERE SOWN INTO THE EARTH AND BECAME THE GLORY OF GOD. YOU ARE THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF GOD. THERE IS ONLY "ONE" OF YOU. [We are a cloud of MANY witnesses.] NO ONE ELSE COULD WEAR YOUR FLESH, ONLY YOU, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN.
ACTS 15:1 to 2: And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.Your flesh can never become a Son of God. God gives you that by grace!!!! This doctrine of "Perfect Flesh" always causes great dissension.
15:3: And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.Paul declares that the Son of God are being saved without being circumcised - without works in the flesh. It came by faith, and grace to them from God.
15:4 to 6: And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them. But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, that it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.Adoption is not by works (circumcision) of the flesh. It is based on "the presence of the Theophany".
GALATIANS 4:6 to 7: And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.You already had in you an Eternal Attribute of God before the 'foundation of the world'. God opened up the Revelation of Sonship and began to manifest that attribute of Sonship in you because you already had it in you. It is not another Spirit. He just opened the Revelation of the Spirit of Sonship within you. When you had your natural birth you were a "servant" and when you had your New Birth you become a "Son". The Theophany is not in the Heir of God = He is God. [We are Heir to the promises because we are a part of the Hebrew family.] Your flesh-man is an Heir of God or receives the experience of Sonship by being Born Again.
ROMANS 8:13: For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.Through the Spirit we adopted the mortal man into the Family of God. You can only be adopted if you have representation.
8:14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.The flesh-man, led by the Theophany man. [Election and adoption go hand and hand.]
8:15: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.You are holy by the Spirit of Adoption manifesting itself in you. You are adopted by the One from the Cloud before the World was. Your flesh-man "Became" a Son of God.
8:16 to 17: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.The Father, Word, and Holy Ghost are ONE in me.
8:18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.The Glory of Adoption is now being revealed in us.
'ADOPTED SONS' ...
'THE SIGNS OF HIS COMING'; Cleveland, Tennessee. 7th April, 1962.
'LOOK'; Phoenix, Arizona. 28th April, 1963.
'SOULS THAT ARE IN PRISON NOW'; Jeffersonville, Indiana. 10th November, 1963.
'JEHOVAH JIREH 1'; Louisville, Mississippi. 2nd April, 1964.
'A PARADOX'; Tampa, Florida. 18th April, 1964.
'CHRIST IS THE MYSTERY OF GOD REVEALED'; Jeffersonville, Indiana. 28th July, 1963.
'SMYRNAEAN CHURCH AGE'; CHURCH AGE Book, chapter 4:
We were held captive by the devil. But we were sons, nonetheless. And hear this: AND BECAUSE YE ARE SONS, GOD HATH SENT FORTH THE SPIRIT OF HIS SON INTO YOUR HEARTS WHEREBY YOU CRY, FATHER, FATHER." Upon whom did the Spirit fall at Pentecost? Sons. At Corinth? Upon Sons while they HEARD THE WORD.God revealed Sonship in you. In this Sonship we are crying, "Father, Father". We are moving back into the Father!!!! The flesh-man is adopted by "Hearing the Word".
154-3. Before I close this subject, I know there is a question in your minds. You will want to know if I believe in the doctrine of preexistence. I don't believe in that Mormon doctrine of the preexistence of souls any more than I believe in reincarnation or the transmigration of souls. Be careful here and see this. It is not the person that comes predestinated eternally from God, IT IS THE WORD, OR SEED. That is it. Way back there, too far back for the human mind to grasp, the Eternal God with eternal thoughts, thought and decreed, "JACOB HAVE I LOVED, BUT ESAU HAVE I HATED, (Romans 9:13) AND NEITHER WAS BORN, AND NEITHER HAD DONE GOOD OR EVIL." See, it was the THOUGHT, and then that thought became expressed, and God bought back Jacob, because Jacob alone was SEED. Jacob, alone had the seed; that is why he had respect to the birthright and covenant of God.IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FLESH. IS THERE REPRESENTATION IN YOU? IF THERE IS THEN YOU WILL BE ADOPTED IN THE FLESH-MAN TO BE A PART OF THE FAMILY OF GOD. HERE IS YOUR ADOPTION:
If you are true seed, you will hear that Word; the Spirit will baptize you into the body of Christ, filling you and empowering you, and you will receive the Word for your day and age. See how clear the true evidence becomes when the Word is revealed to you? Again, note, Jesus was the Royal Seed. He lived in a human body. When the Spirit called to Him (the Word-Manifested Thought), He went to Jordan and was there baptized in water. Upon obeying the Word, the Holy Spirit came upon Him and the voice said, "This is My beloved Son, hear ye Him." The voice did not say, "This has become My Son," Jesus WAS the Son. The Holy Ghost positioned Him as that Son before them all. Then having been filled thus (and the same pattern holds at Pentecost and ever after), He went in demonstrated power, receiving the full revelation of God and from God, for that day.The same thing that happened to Jesus at the River Jordan happens to each "Adopted Son". [We are written epistles, being expressed now.] The Holy Ghost made an open show that your flesh is adopted into the family. The Holy Ghost is on the inside making you a Son on the outside.
'HEAR YE HIM'; Parkersburg, West Virginia. 15th December, 1956.
'HEAR YE HIM'; Chattanooga, Tennessee. 1st March, 1958.
'ADOPTION 1'; Jeffersonville, Indiana. ADOPTION Series, Part 4. 15th May, 1960.
'WHY IT HAD TO BE SHEPHERDS'; Tucson, Arizona. 21st December, 1964.
'THE UNVEILING OF GOD'; Jeffersonville, Indiana. 14th June, 1964.
54. Like Elijah was, at Dothan. See, the servant couldn't see all those Angels around there, and God just changed; not brought the Angels down, but He changed the seeing of the servant. And there was the mountains full of Angels, and fire, and horses of fire, and chariots of fire, all around His prophet. See, they, He changed the seeing. The thing is already there. So, that what I'm trying to say, that God that always was is here. The only thing He done when He become man, He changed His mask. See? He, this en morphe, He changed Himself to what He was to what He is, or His mask, another act.
359. So will it be sometime when the Trumpet of the Lord shall be sounded out, time shall be no more. Those who have been looked at and made fun of, that stood there before the open veil and seen the Word of God manifested. Others will scream for It, but, as You said, "It'll be too late then" (they went into the Wedding Supper), and they were left out where there's weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Help every person to believe, this morning, Father; break through every veil of selfishness, every veil of unbelief, and see the Mighty Conqueror unveiled before the believers. For, "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. A little while and the world won't see Me no more, yet ye shall see Me." Show Yourself among us, Lord, as You have been doing. Ever remain that way until we are visibly before You, when the en morphe has been changed and You become again Son of man, and Son of David.
'THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US'; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 29th June, 1964.